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Public Records Requests

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library complies with NC public records law, and has established the following guidelines to affirm the public’s right to access Library records while setting forth a standardized procedure for Library staff when providing information to the public.

The definition of a public record follows the North Carolina General Statute definition contained in GS 132-1. Please note that analysis, reports or any reference material that does not exist at the time of the request is not considered a public record.

Materials Selection Policy

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will select and preserve, without bias or limitation on the right to know, a comprehensive collection of print, non-print and electronically accessed materials to meet the informational, educational, recreational and cultural needs of all citizens of Mecklenburg County. Further, the Library will offer wide-ranging collections to meet the various ages, interests, educational and reading levels and cultural backgrounds of its citizens. The Library will provide collections through which an individual may explore all points of view and issues of interest.